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Mustansar Hussain Tasir

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The writer is an independent journalist and researcher. He can be reached at: mustansar.tasir@gmail.com

Changing Dynamics of Kashmir Issue

Changing Dynamics of Kashmir Issue

Sanity must prevail With each passing day, human rights violations committed by Indian forces in Kashmir are increasing. And, there are no signs of abatement in the near future, mainly because the world powers are mere silent spectators. Use of ruthless power by Indian forces is giving rise to incidents of killings, abductions, forced disappearances and blinding and damaging of …

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Strategic Culture

Strategic Culture

A Conceptual Analysis In his monumental work ‘The Art of War’, revered Chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher Sun Tzu asserts: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you …

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Learning from ‘Modi Doctrine’

Learning from ‘Modi Doctrine’

“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception” Only the bigoted would deny that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has very cleverly impregnated his country’s foreign policy with an unprecedented dynamism and assertiveness. Earlier this year, a study conducted by China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), a think tank affiliated with the Chinese foreign ministry, also …

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The Saffron Terror

The Saffron Terror

Implications of a saffronized India India’s BJP government, under the aegis of its mother outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has been demonstrating extreme irrationality through its oodles of unjustifiable actions at home and regionally. The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its recent report has explained how under the BJP government’s patronage, rapid and extremely alarming saffronization of …

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The Missile Race in South Asia

The Missile Race in South Asia

A tool to expand India’s hegemony  Proliferation of military technologies and unremitting arms race between India and Pakistan are the outcomes of the divergent threat perceptions of both countries. These perceptions are based on their respective competitive security narratives and, more importantly, their track record of unending hostility between them. Missile technology is among the major military technologies that eat …

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India’s Military Doctrine Shifts and Regional Security

India's Military Doctrine Shifts and Regional Security

Through its various military strategies, India has always tried to coerce Pakistan and sometimes even to inflict some backbreaking damage to the latter’s territorial integrity. Historically, Indian policymakers have treaded the path of aggression and subversion preached by their political forefather Kautilya. Making Kautilya’s thoughts their baseline, Indians kept on trying and employing different ways and means for dominance and …

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IRAN’S Protests in Perspective

IRAN'S Protests in Perspective

The regime needs to change its policies Living under the shadow of crippling international sanctions for a long time, Iran has faced many an economic predicament. Its population of over 80 million has been reeling under the isolationist policies of the world, especially those of the United States and Europe, against the Islamic Republic. On the other hand, nearly three …

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Palestinians Betrayed Again!

Palestinians Betrayed Again!

Muslim world needs dynamic leadership  Since the start of the illegitimate occupation of Palestinian lands after the (in)famous Balfour Declaration, and especially after subsequent Arab-Israel conflicts; as in 1948 Zionist forces captured West Jerusalem, then the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights in 1967 and also forcibly annexed the East Jerusalem, international community has been condemning Israeli moves to consolidate …

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Saudi Arabia Purge or Power Struggle?

Saudi Arabia Purge or Power Struggle?

How Mohammed bin Salman’s adventurism may have perilous repercussions There is no denying the fact that anti-corruption purge was long overdue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the situation prevailing there merited stringent actions. As the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s announced his “Vision 2030” and his other plans for modernity of the Kingdom, his valiance has been envisaged …

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Breaking the Narco-Terror Nexus How to tackle the enormous challenge

Breaking the Narco-Terror Nexus How to tackle the enormous challenge

Pakistan is known to the world as one of the major transit countries for trafficking of drugs and narcotics, particularly opium and its products e.g. heroin, morphine and other opiates, produced in the neighbouring Afghanistan. Of both the poppy-addicted economy of Afghanistan, which accounts for more than 85 percent of the world poppy cultivation, and the Taliban, who depend on …

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